Odell Beckham on canine TD celebration: I’m a dog, so I acted like one

AP

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught a pair of touchdowns during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Eagles and the celebrations he chose after each score drew questions following the game.

Beckham’s first score came early in the fourth quarter to cut the Eagles lead to 14-7 and Beckham celebrated by dropping to all fours to mimic a dog. Beckham then lifted one leg and did his best impersonation of watering the field, drawing a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

“I don’t know. I’m in the end zone. I’m a dog. So I acted like a dog,” Beckham said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

Beckham scored again 106 seconds later and followed that score by raising a fist above his head. He was asked if the gesture was related to protests by players around the league.

“Did it look like it? Then it might have meant something,” Beckham said.

While some may parse the meaning of Beckham’s touchdown celebrations, the Giants won’t have to work too hard to know that they didn’t do enough to stop them from falling 0-3 and the meaning of that needs little deconstruction.

46 responses to “Odell Beckham on canine TD celebration: I’m a dog, so I acted like one

  1. Beckham is satisfied to lose….again…4th straight loss for the G men going back to last season 2 of them to the Eagles as long as the attention is on him and his stupid TD celebrations.

  2. Isn’t the fist raised above your head a posture for black panthers? I suppose of a white player did some sort of white power signal that would be ok?!?!?! What a shame where it doesn’t go both ways.

  3. I hope he draws a $100k fine for that – it was as disgusting an action by a player I’ve ever seen. Throw the book at this jerk – suspend him for the season as well.

  4. That’s an A+ TD Celebration! Now, of course it’s yet another episode of embarrassment for the league this weekend, but they made their bed and now they’ll have to sleep in it.

  5. i guess getting your brain bounced around leads to these type of decisions. if I did such a act on the football field, my mom would’ve meet me at the fields edge for a butt chewing.

  6. The team has looked dead for 11 straight quarters, and he reacts this way when his TD makes it 14-7 with like 13 minutes left? he’s a talented player, but he makes it hard to root for him.

    And to the fool who stated that the raised fist is a “black panther” salute of some kind, try doing a few internet searches before you display the ignorance of yourself and others. I’ll make it easy for you. Search 1968 Olympics. It’s really sad that so many football fans hate people of color showing any pride, or making gestures against injustice.

  7. Your team is 0-2, looked dead for three quarters in the third game, and you’re celebrating a touchdown when you had been down multiple scores before that touchdown? Seriously? McAdoo should have benched him for at least a possession to let him know that is in no way acceptable. Not only that, Beckham continued to celebrate and act like a moron on the sidelines after the penalty was announced. As long as they continue to let Beckham get away with things like this, the Giant will go nowhere.

  8. nofaceangler….calm down and before you call other posters ignorant, don’t be ignorant yourself. Most football fans are sick of millionaire players using protests as self promotion. Bennett lied about the Vegas police dept. Where is the justice for the police there? Is their injustice in this country? Sure. Name a better more fair country!. I served my country and in a conflict ( Iraq) ive seen first hand real injustice. Now people ate mad because our President and Commander in Chief doesn’t like players not showing respect for our fallen soldiers and our flag. I agree with their right to protest, but The NFL sideline is NOT the time and place. Let them do something ( tie Chris Long) about it instead of just complaining about it

  9. Here’s the problem with a guy like Beckham: He’s still acting cavalier about his actions despite them hurting his team. And he’s saying that the penalty didn’t impact the game. I don’t care what the score, outcome, etc is, a stupid 15-yarder impacts the game. If he was smart, he’d recognize this and take responsibility for it, apologizing to his team.

  10. Honestly, I dont know who was a bigger idiot today………OJB or that Bears receiver……..just sad garbage on display.

  11. Black power, white power. Both are Supremacists.
    Do its cool for one, evil for the other?
    No
    Wrong is wrong.
    Unless you are into double standards, which are ridiculously wrong.

  12. 1phillyphan says:
    September 24, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    nofaceangler….calm down and before you call other posters ignorant, don’t be ignorant yourself. Most football fans are sick of millionaire players using protests as self promotion. Bennett lied about the Vegas police dept. Where is the justice for the police there? Is their injustice in this country? Sure. Name a better more fair country!. I served my country and in a conflict ( Iraq) ive seen first hand real injustice. Now people ate mad because our President and Commander in Chief doesn’t like players not showing respect for our fallen soldiers and our flag. I agree with their right to protest, but The NFL sideline is NOT the time and place. Let them do something ( tie Chris Long) about it instead of just complaining about it
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Bennett did not lie…you see the video?
    Clearly, he is being arrested, and a gun is drawn.
    While the flag does represent the military and we all salute those who serve, the flag represents everyone. Folks should be able to do as they please. And kneeling during anthem is hardly a travesty.

  13. Beckhams more pig than dog. No pride in himself, his team, or his family. What a disgrace, this is what adult comes up with to celebrate a towntown? Sickening and offensive. His parentsvmust be so proud.

  14. Mellimac: your 12:01 a.m.

    Have to disagree with you when you said “kneeling during the anthem is hardly a travesty.” In the present circumstances in this country it IS a travesty.

    That’s my opinion. As for myself – I’ve been watching the NFL for almost 60 years, starting around “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, and given the present circumstances – epitomized by Beckham’s little act yesterday, I’ve had enough.

  15. I’m wondering if the next Verizon commercial will have the cell phone guy coming into Beckhams press conference & pretending to take a leak on the podium.

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